Those of you who have been following my blog for a while will know that I’ve been trying to declutter and simplify my life this year. As the end of the year is rapidly approaching some more action is needed.
The process has been getting easier as I go along, particularly for sending books to a new home. I am more sentimental about books than anything else I own as they all carry memories of time, places, people or stages in my life.
I am however, getting more “brutal” in gifting books which no longer have a particular interest, or that I haven’t used or opened in the last 5 years, regardless of how expensive they were to begin with. Bettter that a book goes to a good home than sitting neglected on my shelves.
This is the latest pile to be given away. I’m hoping that someone will receive and love them over the Christmas period.
My bookshelves are starting to look under control, although I still have over 1,000 books around my apartment.
I’ve also bought books as gifts for Christmas – more on that later in the week.
More decluttering will be happening next week after I finish work for the year. Next time it will be a second round of clothes and kitchen cupboards. I haven’t been brave enough to approach the garage yet, but I have high hopes before the year’s end. It feels good!